Definition of pachysandra in English:

pachysandra

Line breaks: pachy|san¦dra
Pronunciation: /ˌpakɪˈsandrə
 
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noun

  • An evergreen creeping shrubby plant of the box family.
    • Genus Pachysandra, family Buxaceae: several species, in particular the Japanese P. terminalis
    More example sentences
    • Serious ground covers like Vinca, pachysandra or ivy are too aggressive to make good companions.
    • We must do something about the potato vine tangled in the pachysandra.
    • At the base of a tree, for example, you might have better luck with wood chips or shade-loving ornamental plants like ivy, periwinkle, or pachysandra.

Origin

formed irregularly from Greek pakhus 'thick' + anēr, andr- 'male' (with reference to the thick stamens).

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